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poikilocytosis poi·ki·lo·cy·to·sis (poi’kə-lō-sī-tō’sĭs)
The presence of poikilocytes in the peripheral blood. Also called poikilocythemia.


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  • Poikilothermal

    [poi-kuh-loh-thur-mik, poi-kil-uh-] /ˌpɔɪ kə loʊˈθɜr mɪk, pɔɪˌkɪl ə-/ adjective, Zoology. 1. (def 1 .) (opposed to ). /ˌpɔɪkɪləʊˈθɜːmɪk/ adjective 1. (of all animals except birds and mammals) having a body temperature that varies with the temperature of the surroundings Compare homoiothermic poikilothermic poi·ki·lo·ther·mic (poi’kə-lō-thûr’mĭk) or poi·ki·lo·ther·mal (-məl) or poi·ki·lo·ther·mous (-məs) adj. poi’ki·lo·ther’mi·a or poi’ki·lo·ther’mism n.

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